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♪ o'er the land of the free ♪ and the home of the brave? [ applause ] we did it. we did it. and now the work begins. of a he tafter a day of ceremon it's time to get down to business. the first full day of the trump
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presidency begins now. welcome to "early start." >> it is saturday, january 21st, 4:00 a.m. in the east. we welcome all of our viewers here in the u.s. and around the world. at this hour donald trump is getting ready for his first full day as president and perhaps recovering a bit from a long inauguration day, a day that started with a swearing in ceremony at the capitol, moved on to the parade, then to a series of inaugural balls and the first official as of missed a minute straadministration. those actions included signing an executive order to disman it tell obamacare. >> you heard the president say it, now the work begins. today his first full day in office, and i should mention he doesn't have any public events on the schedule today, but he is expected to attend a prayer service at the national cathedral. and as you mentioned, a very busy long momentous day yesterday that was concluded by three balls that the president
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and first lady melania trump attended. and melania trump got a lot of attention for her outfit choices over the course of the day as is often the case for first ladies. there you see her in that powder blue outfit designed by ralph lauren that many saw as a nod to jacqueline kennedy. and then the white ball gown that she shortedly helped design with ferrari. so a nod to the u.s. fashion industry. as for the day, during the day at the inaugural ceremonies themselves, president trump delivered a populist america first themed speech, much in line with what we heard from him on the campaign trail. but some said he painted a gloomy picture of the state of of play in america. take a listen. >> mothers and children trapped this poverty in our inner cities. rusted out factories scattered like tombstones across the
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landscape. the crime and the gangs and the drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much up realized potential. this american carnage stops right here and stops right now. >> and that use of the word carnage was unusual for an inaugural address. but the president did get straight to work. heed had promised meaningful action on day one and one of his first actions was to sign an executive order on pochl c.a.r.e. now, the executive order doesn't get rid of the law. the congress is already at work trying to do that. what it does do, it directs agencies interpret regulations in the law as loosely as allowed in order to minimize the financial burden on individuals, on insurers, on health care providers and the like. that means that agencies can waive or grant intereexemptions or delay certain regulations in
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the law. but the president wanted to make sure that he was going to keep his promise and take real action on day one. and there was also action on capitol hill, the president saw his first two cabinet picks applied by overwhelming majorities that is james mattis as second of defense and john kelly for the department of homeland security. so very busy first day in terms of what he was first inaugurated and we'll see what happens today. >> it is on, right? >> game on. >> it is all happening right here in washington. let's bring in our panel to discuss what we saw, what we are seeing right now and what we will see today. we're joined by josh rogen, eugene scott, greg vallier, and selena zito, reporter for the washington examiner and new york "post." welcome one and all. let's talk about how we got here this morning right now.
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let's talk about the speech which i think is a rorschach test for where you stand on the condition of america. it sounded exactly like a trump campaign speech. perhaps more polished than a trump campaign speech, but it sent the message of america first. and he drew a line between what he sees as what is wrong with america and what he wants to do for america. listen to this. >> from this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. from this day forward, it's going to be only america first. every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on for affairs will be made to benefit american workers and american families. >> people did see part of the message as bleak. but you have been talking to people over in pennsylvania where you live, people who voted
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for donald trump, some people who did not. what are you hearing about the reaction? >> democrats that i talked to in my state and in ohio said that speech had impact on their voters. voters that they lost who voted for obama and went to trump. because of course the economy is do being better and of course it's growing. but there is a lot left behind. not just in predominantly white areas like east liverpool, ohio, but also in places like fort heights, chicago, illinois, where i drive across the country. it feels like carnage. you see these emptied out places, you see these emptied out homes, you see the heroined a decisioaddiction, the oeopioit is growing. people feel the way that he spoke. and i would argue that bernie sanders could easily have begin that begin that speech, as well.
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>> you thought it was hopeless speech. >> i travel all around the country also, and i agree there is a heroin problem, a jobs problem for some people who have been left behind. but i talk to a lot of business owners. and they tell me when i ask them what is your biggest problem, is it obamacare? no. regulations? no. lack of skilled labor. there is a labor shortage in the south bay and san francisco and texas and southeast parts of the u.s. so there are two americas. but much of america is growing dramatically. >> and then there was the division between the government and the people. and donald trump tried to draw a very clear line. he said with all of washington sitting behind him and in front of him, he said that they, the people behind me, have been enriching themselves while you have suffered. listen to this. >> washington flourished, but the people did not share in its
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wealth. their victories have not been your victories. their triumphs have not been your triumphs. and while they celebrated in our nation's capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land. >> josh rogen, pure populism. >> i think we're seeing the influence of steve bannon who said that he helped craft this speech and that was the basic principles of trump's populist nationalist movement. think about that. he's not talking to washington, he's not talking to us, he's talking to his supporters. whae and it's not internationalism. people around the world got a very clear message that the united states is no longer advocating for things like international liberal world order, promotion, human rights. it will be american interests
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and then everyone else will have to depend for themselves. it's a stark departure from inward and outward posturing of america that we've seen over the recent decades. >> it used to be that america's endeavors overseas were to put america first, to keep america first, to make sure that everything happening over there was with the u.s. best interests. i did not hear that. >> also the idea that republicans have that had, as people around the world are lifted out of poverty and oppression, that eventually in the long run it helps america. >> that's the george w. bush inauguration. >> exactly. >> what did republicans hear in that speech? because that did not sound like a conservative or republican orthodoxy speech. >> i think it's about populism. it was speech for people on the trump train and reminder to awful washington that trump is an outsider and he is not like them. so the funny thing that i guess
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it's not funny if you're them, but interesting to watch the relationship between trump and the republican party. sometimes they're friends, sometimes he reminds them that i am not one of you and you can get it, too. everything that i give to the democrats, i'm here to give to you. >> i would have loved to have the thought bubbles above paul ryan, barack obama. >> i'll put the thought bubble above paul ryan. their thought bubble is we won. and i think that they feel like we're going to get if we play our cards right most of what we want. however, i think they do understand that donald trump doesn't need them perhaps as much as they need him. so the question is how much of a fight and where will donald trump if ever pick a fight against the republican party? >> well, i think how he handles infrastructure. i think that infrastructure is the place where chuck schumer is
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just sort of, you know, wringing hach hands like come on, let's do big projects, and republicans for years have had this story line that we have to be fiscally responsible, there is no more earmarks, there is no more pork. and so there is that tension between them. but you know, washington is all about give and take. so maybe the republicans give up some things and go along with him on some of those issues. >> all right, everybody. sit where you are. we have so much to talk about. big protests were unfolding around washington and the world. now thousands, maybe tens of thousands are getting ready to descend on the capital to demonstrate. ster that i didn't t because i'm adopted. that was me. it was really exciting to find myself in someone else.
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inauguration. hundreds of thousands expected to take part in the women's march on washington. marches and protests planned in cities across the country and really around the world. joining us now to discuss the world reaction to what we've seen here in washington over the last 24 hours, ivan watson live in hong kong. and ivan, as much as this inauguration was an address to the people of america, this was a message to the world. >> yeah, america first according to the new 45th president. and there has been reaction. this remarkable phenomenon, peaceful protests in capitals and cities around the world that have sprung up against donald trump. we've seen in a half dozen cities in australia and new zealand, the half dozen protests, we've seen them in european capitals, as well. and there is a uniting theme. many seem to be linked to the women's march that will take place there in washington on
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saturday. according to the organizers web page, they're organizing the so-called sister marches around the world and they claim that they have got more than 670 other marches participating in that. some of the demonstrations have this. in mexico city, we say demonstrators again demonstrators, building a wall in front of the u.s. embassy in mexico city. in addition to that, in my nearly 20 years living abroad as a journalist, i've never seen this kind of concerted response to the inauguration of a u.s. president. i've certainly covered many anti-american protests that focus on specific policies. in the meantime the messages of congratulations have flooded in from leaders, many u.s. allies trying to reaffirm long traditions of cooperation with
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the u.s. government. >> ivan watson, it seems that the president was saying that those traditions may have to change. and soon. ivan watson in hong kong, thanks so much. >> let's bring back in our panel. and there is a piece of that speech from yesterday, his inauguration speech, i think that illustrates that perfectly. he talked about his 20 years living abroad. my career covering the economy and global markets and finance. the united states has always been about doing deals with the rest of the world and encouraging human rights in china for example, raising living standards around the world in emerging markets because that is part of the american democratic vision. when we do business, we try to spread some of the freedom and human rights that are inherent in our democracy. listen to what donald trump said about what the united states' role will be. be sfrefriends be but not imposr
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beliefs. listen. >> we will seek friendship and good will with the nations of the world. but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first. we do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone. but, rather, to let it shine as an example. we will shine for everyone to follow. >> josh, central planners in china, that's what they wanted to hear. >> yeah, this is a pivot away from a u.s. foreign policy since basically the end of world war ii that has advocated for the active promotion of freedom and td a democracy and human rights around the world. not to say that america will abandon these ideas, but we won't push them quite as hard. and that is a signal that the u.s. will no longer take a confrontational stance when it comes to these issues. i would just note not everyone
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in washington, even everyone in the republican party agrees with that. you will still have a lot of people in congress especially republicans that are still going to push for these sorts of ideals. and i think that will be a clash that we'll see play out very quickly on capitol hill. >> if you look at the phrase america first and the message america first through a modern lens, divorce it from its past with national socialism which i think means something completely different, but if you look at the message he's sending now, there is a common sense approach to it. i think if you are an american living in huge parts of this country, you're thinking why not america first. who could argue that we would put anyone else's interests before our own? >> right. and that goes back to bush 43, right, where those wars went on too long. and there was that sort of -- people understood why we went into afghanistan. they didn't understand why we went into iraq. and so people -- that sort of
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started the snowfall are we decided we didn't want to be in other places anymore. we didn't want to step in there and muck it up and cause our -- to lose our national treasure and also just stick our nose in other countries' businesses. and people feel because we deposited so much will intoing that doing that, we forget what was going on at home. although technology is what has made most people lose their jobs. it is not trade. but we have not focused on how we can use technology and manufacturing together. we do that really well in pittsburgh, we have driverless cars with the uber cars in pittsburgh which is a little crazy. but people feel those kinds of partnerships are important and we've forgotten to do that. >> pittsburgh is a good example of how you've been able to
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creative destrugctiodestruction new and growing things out of the old rust belt technology. what does the rest of the world think of all of this? >> i think they're apprehensive. i think the financial markets may be apprehensive. there is a reason why the stock markets rallied. they feel the economy will continue to expand. when you there were three negatives for the markets yesterday. number one, he didn't talk about tax cuts. he numb number two, he didn't talk about how he would pay for infrastructure spending. number three, this is someone who is protectionist. and if there is one big concern on wall street, it's a trade war. >> let's look at some american dresses. >> oh, yes, please. the fashion was the other big element of the night and high marks all around for the dresses from melania trump and ivanka trump. melania trump wearing ralph lauren during the day. >> this is the color of the blue. >> there you go.
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>> there she is. that got high marks. i came back to my hotel in the afternoon and everybody was talking about the dresses. i'm serious. >> in my hotel, they were all wearing them. >> and in the evening she wore a white gown that was -- who made the white gown? pierre. >> in collaboration. >> former creative director of a herrera. high marks for that one, too. and ivanka trump getting high marks for the outfit she wore during the day and then in the evening the gown that she wore. >> the phrase i keep hearing is architecture. and i don't know if anyone at the table can explain to me what that means. but the architecture of the dress melania was wearing. anyone? josh? >> i don't know, you guys are killing me here. >> it's how it was sculpted and the symmetry of it. and that's what they're talking about.
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>> the reason why that's important, you may remember that she studied architecture before she went into modeling. so she had some fashion perspective, this artistry background. >> the designer was squoetquote assaying that she knew what she was talking about and knew what she wanted. the whole family looked really great. the obama economy is now the trump economy. we'll show you some of the economic tail winds the new president can feel good about. >> despite the american carnage. sometimes you just know when you hit a home run.
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the obama economy is now the trump economy. here is a look at what president trump inherits on his first full day in office. latest reading show as 3.5% annual rate. jobless rate is 4.7%. labor market is creating 180,000 net new jobs each month and home prices are up 5.1% over the past year. right after taking the oath of office, the administration updated the president's jobs plan. president trump now performing to create 25 million jobs, that would be more than any president in history. another big promise, to bring manufacturing jobs back to u.s. shores. the number of americans working infactories plunged. but recovered somewhat under president obama. but as selena rightly pointed out, automation is a big part of this problem and what you hear from ceos, there are 300,000
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open manufacturing jobs today, but not workers who are either are willing to move or have the skills need to match those jobs. >> it may be easier to fight foreign trade than it is to fight productivity. productivity may be a difficult entity for this administration if that's what it chooses do. it's also interesting to see you talk about the tail winds that the president has coming into office right now with the economy doing much better than it was. wages up the last year. the question is what does president trump take credit for, when is the beginning point for the trump economy. >> that's true. and you're long overdue for a recession, too. so what happens if you come in on a high here and then there is some kind of a shock out there that causes maybe a pull back. >> this is now donald trump's administration. in a way it is touchdown's econo donald trump's economy. what will he do. we'll discuss the message that he said behind us right on the capitol and what he intends to do today.
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we did it. we did it. and now the work begins. >> president donald trump takes immediate steps. he signed his first executive as hours after taking the oath. now perhaps tens of thousands of people around the country are preparing to protest. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine roman. >> i'm john berman. 32 past the hour. he want to welcome our viewers in the united states and all around the world because really the whole world is watching right now. and for the first time the sun is rising on a trump presidency and all the action moves from behind us at the capitol where he took the oath of office yesterday down pennsylvania and i have to the white house. and after a night of dancing, he's waking up for the first time this morning in his new
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home. what must that be like. for the first time in a long time, this is not a trump building, this is a government building. when was the last time donald trump didn't weighiake up in a building? this morning it's not about dances and dresses, although they were remarkable. the architecture in the dresses was remarkable. now it's all about doing. what will he do and how will i he do it. he's taken his first actions including signing an executive order that will begin dismantling of obamacare. athena jones has the latest live. what's going on? >> reporter: good morning. as you mentioned, the president said now the work begins and he did get straight to work on this first full day as president, the only thing on his public schedule is a visit to the national cathedral for a prayer service. but he did have a very busy day yesterday with the inaugural festivities and balls at night. he and his wife melania trump the new first lady attended three inaugural balls last
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night. and the first lady got a lot of attention throughout the day for her outfit choices. beginning with that powder blue ralph lauren dress that many thought invoked jackie kennedy that she wore all day. got rave reviews for that. as well as for the gown that she wore at night, that long white ball gown designeded by the former creative director for carolina herrera. and she got pretty good reviews. as for the president himself, in his inaugural address, he delivered a populist america first themed speech, very much echoing the kind of rhetoric we heard from him on the campaign trail. another thing that echoed that campaign trail rhetoric is the gloomy picture of america that our new president painted. take a listen. >> mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities. rusted out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape, the crime and the
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gangs and the drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential. this american are carnage stops right here and stops right now. >> and that word carnage got a lot of attention. very unusual word to hear in an inaugural address. but as i mentioned, the president did get straight to work. he promised to take meaningful action on day one and one of those actions was to sign an executive order dealing with obama care. now, the order does not change the law, but it does direct agencies to interpret regulations as loosely as possible in order to minimize the financial burden of the law on individuals, on health providers, on insurers. that means they where waive, defer, grant exemptions from or delay any implementation of any requirement of obamacare that
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imposes a burden. so the president making clear that he wants to stick to that promise to get rid of obamacare and it's significant that this should be one of his first acts. another act that he took yesterday was to sign the commissions for the two cabinet picks that have now been confirmed. he retired marine general james mattis as secretary of defense and retired marine general skjo kelly as head of the department -- dhs, department of homeland security. back to you guys. >> we have two cabinet secretaries confirmed. the question is how many will there be over the next few days. maybe not very many. >> and let's talk about this with our panel. josh rogen, eugene scott, greg valliere, and selena zito. welcome all. so they're calling this the carnage in america speech, a radical departure from hopeful, hopeful, hopeful and the
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architecture of some of these speeches of presidents past. but donald trump made a lot of promises about ending that carnage. i want to listen to those. >> we will bring back our jobs. we will bring back our borders. we will bring back our wealth. and we will bring back our dreams. we will build new roads and highways and bridges and airports and tunnels and rail ways all across our wonderful nation. we will follow two simple rules. buy american and hire american. we will reinforce old alliances and form new once. and unite the civilized world defense radical islamic terrorism which we will eradicate completely from the face of the earth.
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i will fight for you with every breath in my body and i will never ever let you down. >> that, josh, is exactly what he has been promising on the campaign trail, distilled in to one powerful moment of his inauguration speech. but he hasn't told us how yet. >> i don't think he knows. let's take them one by one. fixing trade. other countries have a vote in that. and those trade deals have to be negotiated. and the way that he's proposing to do it through huge tariffs is confrontational and could start trade walls. how are we going to pay for the wall? defeating isis, there is supposed to be a plan. nobody knows what the plan is. where is the plan. so each one of these things is a huge challenge and this is probably the last time he'll be able to sort of just put it out there without explaining how it will work.
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>> he sort of explained buy american and hire american. and that resonated for people who like his working class voter message. >> right. and bring the commerce, bring the ability to make more money back into the communities. communities that have felt as though things have been moving away from them or opportunities to pass them by. again, mostly by technology. and so that resonates with people. when your community starts to disintegrate, when you see houses abandoned, when you see boarded up homes, when you see dollar general is the only anchor in a shopping district, you lose your tax base, your schools are not as good as they once were and then the community starts to crumble. so that's why that is important. >> i have to tell you, what i'm fascinated to see is how the policy will hatch up with the pronouncements. especially the policies we know.
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he's talking about very big tax cuts, most will go to the very wealthy, the people who he thinks have mucked things up. also reforms on obamacare. very popular among his voters, but without a replacement that we know of, some of the repealing could affect some of these people. >> the dogma is that it will trickle down. but there are two big problems with his promises. can anyone say with a straight face this cabinet is a populist cabinet? the generals all like nato. number two, political capital is really tricky and he has to preserve political capital. so what is the issue he will go after first? obamacare. that's what obama's people did even chuck schumer said that was a mistake to go after health insurance. so i think his political capital is fragile and i think his
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cabinet complaint maybe administer a populist agenda. >> can i ask about debt and deficits whichever few years or so becomes a very big political issue and then people seem to forget. financial market, how much do they care about debt and deficits? what we just heard was a recipe for enormous debt. >> there is such an insatiable demand for treasury paper that the bond markets handle debt pretty well. but that is not forever. at some point rising deficits, more spending, stronger economy, better labor market will all produce higher bond yields. quite higher. >> and it makes it that much more expensive to borrow money and service royour debt going forward. and the theory is the more money you spend right now, later on you'll have much less money in the federal budget to spend money on things that matter like roads and the military. all right. 41 past the hour. even as trump was taking the oath, big protest he s unfolded
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today one day after the trump inauguration, hundreds of thousands are expected to take part on the women's march on washington, the center piece of a global movement reacting against the trump presidency. marches and protests are also
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planned in cities across the country and around the world. i want to get global perspective on this from senior international correspondent ivan watson live in hong kong. and ivan, these are sister marches around the world. >> reporter: we've seen them popping up in cities and capitals around the world. peaceful protests, just in australia and new czealand, in six cities, many carrying signs that say love trump's hate, we've seen a can did dell light vin i wilight vigil good the belgian capital. and they are promoting these as so-called sister marches and proclaiming that there are more than 670 of these so-called sister marches around the world. in addition to this, we've seen some protests against trump on augusta day that have had a
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slightly different theme to them. for instance, in mexico city where you had some theater there, you had demonstrators building a fake wall out of boxes in front of the u.s. embassy there. that of course in response to the campaign promise to build a wall which offended many mexicans there. when you get to governments, the governments around the world have been sending congratulatory messages to touchdown as donald the tradition. some countries like japan, core re, a reaffirming long histories of close cooperation with the u.s. and of course then you have the russian government, a key russian lawmaker saying one of the most important moments in near future will be vladimir putin and trump meeting. and of course a spokeswoman for the russian foreign ministry taking a parting shot at president obama as he left office saying he can never again hurt or criticize russia in an official position. christine.
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>> that parting shot not really a surprise. kind of the last in a long volley of insults from them. thank you so much for that. yesterday afternoon vancouver -- women from cvancouver, a bunch f women from san diego with matching t-shirts, woman from colorado and a lot of women are coming this morning on buses all over the mid-atlantic states. >> big protests here. and again look where there is concern over what people heard yesterday and look where there is joy. we heard the message of joy from moscow and today we're expecting protests. one of the questions in the entire event is would there be a message of unity. would there be a sense of coming together. would there be outreach to people who did not vote for donald trump. and there were some words i think that people could cling on to where maybe he was trying. let's listen to what donald trump had to say about a new national pride. >> a new national pride will
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stir our souls, lift our sights and heal our divisions. it's time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget, that whether we are black, or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots. >> so that was the line, eugene, i think that was meant as a message of unity. did it resonate and was there enough in the speech an d in th events in terms of outreach? >> i think it was log compared to some of what we heard on the campaign trail, but i don't think it was enough for a lot of people. the nationalism that donald trump wants to promote is a very specific type of nationalism. i think multiple people have different visions and versions of what they think america should be and the direction in which it should go. and the areas that donald trump
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wants to take the country and resonate with many of these voters some who will be protesting today. >> and i think there is still a lack of recognition by the president about how much the many groups in america are unsettled by what happened in the campaign. those wounds are still pretty fresh. we're talking about muslim americans, hispanic americans, women. these are a lot of people who wanted to hear more and i don't think they got it yesterday. and i think that's why you will see starting today but really going well into this administration these groups will be mobilizeded. they will be energized. there will be money behind it, there will be organization behind it. and for everything donald trump does, these groups will remember what he did over the last 16, 18 months and they will use that to fuel a counter testimomovement. >> and so much sdugts about how
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he had to build a bridge and un a unany guy. and there was just that one part of the speech where he seemed to try to paint us as all americans together. there were three balls last night. i want to play some sound from the liberty ball where trump was being very, very candidate trump. some would say thin skinned, others would say he was being funny about all of the, hey, you did a great jobs he was getting from people until then hadn't really liked him. listen. >> people that weren't so nice to me were saying that we did a really good job today. they hated to do it, but they did it. and i respect that. i want to thank all of our supporters. my number one supporter, melania, what she puts up with. thank you. >> selena, when donald trump is
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unscripted, he is a fighter and i think you will see that unscripted donald trump in washington. >> he loved that moment and they loved it back. i mean they enjoyed it. it was a two-way street. everything gets serious today, but yesterday and last night, he got to have that one last although he might still continue to litigate this campaign, but he had that one moment back and forth between his supporters and as a new president and he clearly relished it. >> he took a question from jim acosta if he white house yesterday. >> and he said how was your day and he said unbelievable. yes, team cnn, we did it. >> progress. >> what surprised me, he has to know that his job approval rating has fallen in the last month and we talked yesterday about appealing to a would i cro wide cross section of americans. he didn't. one sound bite of the olive branch, but i don't think it was conciliatory ever.
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i don't think his poll ratings will go up by much. >> interesting to see. >> one of donald trump's first moves as president could make home buying more expensive. we'll tell you what obama policy he's rolling back. that's next.
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one of president trump's first moves in office, suspending a cut to the federal housing administration's mortgage insurance premiums. the obama administration announced that reduction last week, one of the final moves of the obama administration. they wanted to lower mortgage insurance rates by 18.5%, saving the average homeowner about $500. the obama administration says the insurance pool was well funded. chuck schumer immediately ripped the decision to roll it back and said it will make it harder for
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real americans to own a home. why would the incoming administration take those savings away? while they could disagree about the program whether it's well funded or they want to keep the additional revenue or just undo the things that president obama did in his final weeks. ben carson told lawmakers in his confirmation hearing that he would closely examine that policy. i want to bring back our panel. greg, look, donald trump will have to start to make policies that really help the very people who elected him, right? and we've seen on the margin some of these companies announcing they're bringing jobs back or keeping jobs here. i think even if you're generous, we're talking about 5,000 jobs. what does he need to do quickly to make working class people feel better about their money? >> i think it's classic confrontation between perception and reality. i think he wants the perception to be that he's working for people, that he stands up for people in pittsburgh and
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michigan and ohio. but the reality is his policies don't necessarily help them and i do think the big litmus test in the next few months will be obamacare. what does he replace it with. i think that could be a long slog. >> what do republicans on capitol hill positiothink, do t think that he will side with them on these issues including health care, on tax cuts, do they think they can influence him? >> the things that the republicans and trump agree on, that is the low hanging fruit. obamacare, let's fight isis. >> but again, you have people who are deficit hawks. >> yes, but again, where the trump administration and republicans overlap is we have to have a much bigger mill ter a military and we'll deal with the costs later. the trade stuff is a problem for
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another day. so it's clear whoever you are, if about you're a deficit hawk or budget hawk or military hawk, you can find some things in the trump agenda to like and push for and try to steer the mob be from the inside, but nobody knows if the mob can really be steered. >> and i keep on emphasizing, donald trump will get to nominate a supreme court justice as soon as he wants. this week, next week. he said he will do it the first two week. and that will unify republicans and probably do other things, as well. "early start" continues right now. we did it. we did it. and now the work begins. >> president donald trump hitting the ground running after a busy inauguration day where we're getting a sense of his first priorities in office as thousands, tens of thousands,
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maybe a couple of hundred thousand people prepare to protest his presidency. good morning and welcome to "early start." >> today will be a big day in washington. it is saturday, january 21st. 5:00 a.m. in the east. i want to welcome our viewers here in the united states and all around the world. >> look at the beautiful capitol. a misty day. >> i think it's beautiful each and every morning and for the first time the sun is rising on a trump presidency and all the action moves from the capitol behind us to the white house to see what action he will be taking at that end of pennsylvania avenue. he wakes up for the first time in his new home. this is a government home. this is not a trump building. he's already taken his first actions in governing including signing an executive order. this will begin the dismantling of obamacare. the latest now from washington. >> reporter: on this first full day at


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